• All stories are true,” Skarpi said. “But this one really happened, if that’s what you mean.” He took another slow drink, then smiled again, his bright eyes dancing. “More or less. You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way. Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.

    "The Name of the Wind". Book by Patrick Rothfuss, Chapter 26, "Lanre Turned" (p. 203), 2007.